Abdicated king expecting baby with beauty queen bride

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Malaysia’s King Sultan Muhammad V unexpectedly abdicated just days ago, but now the real reason behind his shock decision may have been uncovered.

Just three months after he married former beauty queen, Oksana Voevodina, it’s now being claimed that she’s pregnant with their first child.

The 49-year-old king’s move was unexpected, due to the fact that he only took over the throne two years ago.

Malaysia’s King Sultan Muhammad V has shockingly abdicated, just three months after he married a former beauty Queen. Photo: Getty Images

However, many royal watchers claim his decision to marry former Russian beauty, Oksana Voevodina, in November,  wasn’t well received by aides.

Russian newspaper, Komsomolskaya Pravda, reports that another reason for his abdication may be that he wants to spend more time with his expanding family. 

“The couple is expecting their first baby and has fully devoted themselves to the future offspring,” a source told the newspaper.

His abdication is the first time in the country’s history that a king has abdicated, since they gained independence from the UK 60 years ago.

Photos on social media show the king dressed in a military blue Malaysian national tunic, while Oksana can be seen decked out in an elaborate lace bridal gown.

The couple are surrounded by nine bridesmaids in the picture, each one wearing baby blue gowns.

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